The smell of this loose tea is fabulous! Fresh, woodsy, trees, juniper, walking in a forest, really unique. I loved this tea!! Really fresh, clean, outdoorsy. There were hand-rolled juniper berries and hop petals in the bag. I was carefully with my steeping time not wanting it too astringent or bitter tasting due to the addition of the hop petals. This was sample. I’m ordering more with the 20% discount they gave me with my order!